Graham Greene Ministry of Fear

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Ministry of Fear

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"A master thriller and a remarkable portrait of a twisted character." —Time
 
For Arthur Rowe, the trip to the charity fête was a joyful step back into adolescence, a chance to forget the nightmare of the Blitz and the aching guilt of having mercifully murdered his sick wife. He was surviving alone, outside the war, until he happened to win a cake at the fête. From that moment, he is ruthlessly hunted by Nazi agents and finds himself the prey of malign and shadowy forces. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Alan Furst.

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Set in the torn landscape of the Blitz, this book is a phantasmagoric study in terror. Arthur Rowe was hamstrung by guilt, the guilt of having murdered his sick wife. He was standing aside from the war until the day when he happened to guess the true weight of a cake at a charity fete.

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Graham Greene (1904-1991), whose long life nearly spanned the length of the twentieth century, was one of its greatest novelists. Educated at Berkhamsted School and Balliol College, Oxford, he started his career as a sub-editor of the  London  Times. He began to attract notice as a novelist with his fourth book,  Orient Express, in 1932. In 1935, he trekked across northern Liberia, his first experience in Africa, told in  A Journey Without Maps (1936). He converted to Catholicism in 1926, an edifying decision, and reported on religious persecution in Mexico in 1938 in  The Lawless Roads, which served as a background for his famous  The Power and the Glory, one of several “Catholic” novels ( Brighton  Rock, The Heart of the Matter, The End of the Affair). During the war he worked for the British secret service in Sierra Leone; afterward, he began wide-ranging travels as a journalist, which were reflected in novels such as  The Quiet American, Our Man in Havana, The Comedians, Travels with My Aunt, The Honorary Consul, The Human Factor, Monsignor Quixote, and  The Captain and the Enemy. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, two books of autobiography,  A Sort of Life and  Ways of Escape, two biographies, and four books for children. He also contributed hundreds of essays and film and book reviews to  The Spectator and other journals, many of which appear in the late collection  Reflections. Most of his novels have been filmed, including  The Third Man, which the author first wrote as a film treatment. Graham Greene was named Companion of Honour and received the Order of Merit among numerous other awards.

Alan Furst is a bestselling author of historical spy novels, including  Night SoldiersKingdom of Shadows, and most recently,  Dark Voyage.

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